INTO Excellence Awards 2019 

Dear reader

We are delighted to announce that applications for our 2019 Excellence Awards are now open!  The purpose of this programme is to celebrate the very best of our member organisations’ work across five broad categories and to mark their achievement with a ceremony during our conference in Bermuda in March 2019.


Open to All: Submissions for the ‘Open to All’ Award should demonstrate the organisation’s success in enhancing community engagement across different cultures and increasing access to heritage, dialogue and understanding, and embracing the idea of ‘Forever, for everyone’.

Open House: This Award will be presented to the member organisation which has creatively reimagined historic places to make heritage assets more accessible and relevant in today’s society.

Open Spaces:  Submissions to the Open Spaces Award should demonstrate best practice in the management, protection or acquisition of natural heritage.

Open for Business:  This Award will be presented to the INTO member organisation which has developed innovative approaches to the business of running a heritage trust, such as increasing and maintaining memberships, fundraising or visitor services.

Opening Minds: The recipient of the ‘Opening Minds’ Award shall have demonstrated success in training, education or advocacy involving its employees, volunteers, community members or stakeholders to ensure the continued relevance of the organisation’s work.  

How to Apply

General Application Info: Please provide full contact details for the applicant and your Award category selection.

Highlights: Please describe the three (3) primary reasons why your organisation should be awarded an INTO Award.  Answers should be limited to 100 words. 

Summary: Please provide a summary of the organisation’s work and/or the project considered for the Award.  Discuss the aims/objectives of the organisation/project, the partners involved, the scope of the project and the financial aspects involved.  Answers should be limited to 500 words. 

Category Criteria: Please describe how your project meets the criteria for the INTO Awards category that you are entering.  Please stress what demonstrated benefits your project/organisation has accomplished against the category criteria.  Answers should be limited to 500 words. 

Photographs: Please provide between six (6) and ten (10) photographs of projects and/or sites owned or administered by the organisation.   

Rules for Awards

• All applications are to be completed in English.

• Applications must be submitted to INTO by email by 1 November 2018.

• All organisations must be a member of INTO.

• No organisation will receive more than one (1) Award.

• Applicants are asked not to discuss the Awards with any individual member of the judging panel.

• By applying for the INTO Excellence Awards, the applicant agrees to be represented at the Awards ceremony during the INTO Congress in Bermuda on 30 March 2019 if selected as an Award recipient.

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